Hawkeye, Volume 1 by Matt Fraction

Hawkeye, Volume 1

The breakout star of this summer's blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence - before he becomes the most wanted man in the world. You won't believe what is on The Tape! What is the Vagabond Code? Matt Fraction pens a ...


Details Hawkeye, Volume 1

TitleHawkeye, Volume 1
ISBN9780785165620
Author
Release DateMar 19th, 2013
PublisherMarvel
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages136 pages
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels Comics, Comic Book, Fiction
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Reviews Hawkeye, Volume 1

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2016-02-20
    WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO PICK THIS UP?! Hawkeye is the best! This was loaded with action & humor. All I need when it comes to comics tbh. Also Kate Bishop is bae.
  • karen
    2015-08-15
    all right, all right, all right. anne is correct in all things and maybe hawkeye can be interesting, in the right hands. so, anne was kind enough to bully me into reading a hawkeye book. i'm not a superhero person, and i've read very little in the way of superhero-based graphic novels. i read Watchmen and X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga because they were assigned for one of my library-school readers' advisory classes, and i've read a bunch of batman...
  • Kemper
    2013-09-19
    Hey, Marvel. Instead of massive crossovers and killing off major characters as publicity stunts, do more like this. Please and thank you.Hawkeye seems like an odd character for Matt Fraction to do after his acclaimed run on Invincible Iron Man where he wrote Tony Stark as a slightly dickish genuis who was more interesting than the superhero aspect. He uses a similar style to give us a version of Clint Barton that relies on the character’s histo...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2014-04-30
    My library actually got in a bunch of new graphic novels. So I was really excited to pick this one up because 1. Avengers2. This guy Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye is pretty cool. Even though he doesn't have the powers that the other Avengers have at their disposal. He has a boomerang arrow for crap's sake! I should have loved it. All my friends on Goodreads that have read this book have rated it quite highly. So of course I go and read it wrong...that...
  • Jeff
    2013-10-11
    If someone had told me that one of the best graphic novel collections of the past year would be about Hawkeye (the Avenger, not the M.A.S.H character), I would have scoffed. Hawkeye? Really? The bow and arrow dude with a big mouth and identity issues. Meh!Well, true believers, they would have been correct. In this collection, he’s a compulsive, impetuous, big mouth first, super-hero second, who’s not above getting his butt kicked (repeatedly)...
  • Anne
    2013-08-17
    I'd been looking forward to reading this for so long, that I think I had a little mini-anxiety attack when I realized I was looking at it.I mean, all the cool kids had already read it.And here it was, in my hands!I. Was. Cool.Then I opened it up. And I shit you not, my first reaction was this:Wha..? No. But?! Mother fucker. What's up with this ugly-ass art?! Well, shit. This is just great. So that's what they were all talking about. That's just.....
  • Jan Philipzig
    2016-07-25
    “Okay... This Looks Bad...... You cowboy around with the Avengers some. Guys got, what, armor. Magic. Super-powers. Super-strength. Shrink-dust. Grow-rays. Magic. Healing factors. I’m an orphan raised by carnies. Fighting with a stick and a string from the Paleolithic era. So when I say this looks ‘bad’? I promise you it feels worse... Paleolithic. I looked it up.”That’s how Marvel’s influential surprise hit (first launched in 2012)...
  • Will M.
    2014-06-19
    I believe this will be my first time writing a review for graphic novels. I firmly believe that graphic novels need the same attention and effort given to regular novels. From now on, I'll be reviewing more graphic novels.Hawkeye is probably the most hated avenger, and I used to be one of them. I believe I used to think of him as a ripoff Green Arrow, but maybe I was a huge DC fanboy then. I even researched who came first, and was glad that Green...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)
    2015-02-09
    Actual rating : 3.5 stars░ Why did I find this hilarious? ░✔ Because Clint Barton has the best bad ideas✔ Because Captain America calls him. Okay, ONCE. Whatever.✔ Because BOOMERANG. Oh, yeah, that's the moment where you pretend to understand what I say. Huh-huh. ✔ Because I discovered many kinds of arrows and of course, that's absolutely fascinating (RIGHT?).✔ Because Clint says DAMN a lot. So do I, so do I.✔ Because Kate totally...
  • Ronyell
    2014-03-05
    Introduction: Now, I will admit that when I first heard about Marvel launching their “Marvel NOW” line (which is similar to DC doing their “New 52” reboot, except that “Marvel NOW” is not a reboot), I was a bit hesitant about reading any of the comic books from this line because:1) I did not like the direction that Marvel was taking some of their franchises (X-Men in particular).2) Since I have not been reading Marvel Comics (or DC co...
  • Wil Wheaton
    2013-08-14
    Hawkeye is the best comic story in a decade.
  • Terence
    2015-12-22
    "Hawkeye became the greatest sharpshooter known to man. He then joined The Avengers. This is what Hawkeye does when he's not being an Avenger. That's all you need to know." This is the quote that starts the volume. I have to say my general best case scenario when it comes to Hawkeye is indifference. The man fights with a bow and arrow for goodness sakes. I'll admit he's effective with it, but who fights with a bow and arrow. The ammo that can be ...
  • Terry
    2013-06-10
    3 – 3.5 starsOk, so as Hawkeye’s number 1 fan it’s a little surprising that it’s taken me this long to get to this critically acclaimed series starring comicdom’s greatest archer (shut up Ollie!) Matt Fraction and David Aja make a great team as they take a peek into the ‘everyday’ life of a superhero…a superhero who can’t shoot lightning bolts, fly, or bench press a city bus. What does an average Avenger do on his days off? The ...
  • Raina
    2015-08-30
    I got sucked in, but ultimately, I'm always left a little cold by superhero books within a larger superhero universe. It never feels like a story can be truly self-contained. Still, the script was tightly funny, so, 3 stars.
  • Mike
    2012-12-13
    This book demands multiple readings. On the first read-through it just works so smoothly that it's easy to miss the exquisite creative relationship between Fraction and Aja.I'm leaving this to fester in my subconscious for another month or two before I pore over it again - I just can't do it justice on one reading....even knowing how much Fraction handed over control to Aja - and even knowing that Marvel Style was the scripting approach - I still...
  • Brad
    2015-09-04
    I guess everyone is right.There is some quality storytelling here that lets me forget the middling art and drops me right into the very real pathos and snark that is a pretty damn interesting Hawkeye. Though, if I'm going to be utterly honest, I think I like his little sidekick even more. She doesn't so much snark it up with words as she does it with action. I really, really like her.It looks like I'm gonna have to sit down for the rest of the ni...
  • Stephen
    2014-06-28
    Let me say this first, like Daredevil i've never read any solo comics about Hawkeye i don't even know if there are any, but he always seemed like a silly superhero to me when i saw him in The Avengers. When i orderd this book and opened i thought what the hell the art looked so ugly at first sight, but then i started to read it and it really grew on me. Matt Fraction did a great job writting Hawkeye and the supporting characters.Hawkeye, Vol. 1: ...
  • Mely
    2012-12-21
    This contains the first five issues of Fraction & Aja's Hawkeye series, a clever, quippy, sometimes unexpectedly moving grunge noir comedy of a superhero comic. It is notable for the intricacy of the structuring and the superlativeness of the art and layouts -- they are both complex and clear, theatrically artificial and naturalistically meaningful. The layouts -- whose style continues in the two issues with guest artist Javier Pulido -- is the k...
  • Brandon
    2013-09-20
    When I walked out of the theatre after watching The Avengers last year, I was too blown away by the awesomeness of The Hulk to even remember Jeremy Renner’s performance as Clint Barton (a.k.a.Hawkeye; a.k.a. the guy with the arrows). His role as a member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes had felt rather diminished and seemed like an afterthought. Hawkeye wasn’t nearly as exciting, memorable or as flashy as Thor, Iron Man or even Agent Colson. So ...
  • Sercan Vatansever
    2015-07-26
    Benim gibi 'çizgi roman alacağım ama hemen bitecek, unutulup gidecek diye kıyamıyorum parama' diyenler okusun özellikle bunu. Çok zevkliydi. Kronolojisi farklı dizilmiş kitaba. Ayrıca o kadar uzun ki çizgi roman serileri, böyle kısa/yeni başlayan seriler bulunca kaçırmamak lazım bence. Her ne kadar Hawkeye biraz geri planda kalan bir karakter olsa da. Yorumu daha sonra genişleteceğim.
  • Sesana
    2013-08-15
    There's a ton of good buzz surrounding Matt Fraction's Hawkeye. It's deserved. The stories are fun, light on continuity, and filled with great dialog and action. The art is almost deceptively simple, but thankfully crystal clear. I never wondered what was going on in any particular panel. And the covers are fabulous, unique and boldly graphic. Clint Barton himself is a fantastic character, rough around the edges but with a fundamentally good hear...
  • Lindsey Rey
    2015-02-14
    [4.5 Stars]I will definitely be continuing this series!
  • Courtney
    2013-08-02
    Volume 1 of Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon is a collection of short stories rather than one long story-line. In these stories, we see Hawkeye as we goes along on his day-to-day life with a few hiccups along the way. My favourite storyline was a series of conflicts with a local Russian gang he refers to as 'the tracksuit Mafia' (which just happens to be run by his landlord), in which he accidentally gains a new 'ally' of sorts (and shows a little of...
  • Ashley
    2013-08-14
    Who is Hawkeye outside of the Avengers? What does Clint Barton do when he's not being Hawkeye? Apparently start lots of fights, shell out tons of cash, hang out with young Avenger Kate Bishop, and also be a total smartass.Each issue is a sort of stand-alone thriller with Clint and Kate getting in and out of all kinds of trouble. Some of the conflicts are as small as saving an apartment building or a dog, and as large as a billion dollar sting ope...
  • Patty (Bookish Wanderlove)
    2015-09-17
    Source: LibrarySo...I feel like I'm the black sheep on this one. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed Hawkeye Vol. 1. Me on the other hand, not so much. I didn't think it would be possible to DNF this but I just had to. First off, I really did NOT enjoy the artwork. The drawings had such harsh lines to them, since this is a recent-ish release I wasn't expecting it to have such a throwback feel to it. I also felt like the plot was poorly planned, not t...
  • Oliver Flores
    2015-02-26
    Yeesh, there's already a new Hawkeye series out. Ha. Obviously I'm very late to the party here. I put a little extra mustard on this review:Reading this I realized a few things about Hawkeye, one of which is that he's a blonde dude. I had totally forgotten that Hawkeye is supposed to be blonde. Hawkeye has brown hair in the "Iron Man" and "Avengers" movies. Why hasn't this change been noted elsewhere? You wouldn't change Superman's hair. What abo...
  • Jeannette Nikolova
    2016-06-16
    Day 3 of the 7 consecutive days of comic book reviews on the WondrousBooks blog.I am usually not as zen about anything. Ever. (Sorry, I'm from the Balkans.) But I have reached my most zen moment as far as comic books come: All comic books have something cool in them, but they are not all as cool for all people.In other words, I see that Marvel and DC might not be my thing as far as comic books come. I LOVE superhero movies but the superhero comic...
  • Anthony
    2012-10-15
    This is what he does when he's not being an avenger. That's all you need to know Hawkeye re-teams the creative force behind the Immortal Iron Fist, Matt Fraction and David Aja, to bring a new take on the sharp shooting Avenger. It opens with a shot directly taken out of the Avengers movie (it's also a shot that was used for one of the Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye variants), and then we see Clint falling onto a car. He only spends the first two pages ...
  • William Thomas
    2013-09-09
    Hawkeye. Really? Why? The least interesting Avenger these days gets his own book. Hasn't been interesting since the 80's and spent so much time as an unlikable ass under Bendis that I struggled for a long time to figure out the why behind the greenlighting of this series. The why actually doesn't even matter here. The fact that Clint is the main character has no effect or bearing on the stories or narrative. This could have easily been a creator-...